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Paddle Steamer Motel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Swan Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Spotlessly Clean, Helpful Staff”
Reviewed 29 January 2013

I spent 2 nights here recently with my 2 children. I was upgraded right away as they had an influx of electrical workers arrive and thought I would prefer the 2 bedroom apartment. It consisted of 2 bedrooms, lounge room with big sofa and 2 other seats, dining table and small kitchen, bathroom. The kids bedroom had 2 bunks and a queen bed. There was a large flat screen tv, microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery etc. Very well equipped.

Although this is an older style motel, it was kept spotlessly clean and we felt very comfortable there. The pool was clean and warm and the complimentary breakfast consisted of cereals, toast, spreads, fruit, tea, coffee and juice. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly in every way and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It is only a few minutes drive from town so quite convenient.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank familyminato
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2012 via mobile

We arrived late on Friday night and parked right before our room. The key was in the door, so the fastest check-in ever.
Room are very clean, a bit Art Deco Miami style. Nothing fancy, but more than we expected from a motel. Rooms have large flat screens and a fridge. Beds were perfect.

In the morning we had breakfast in the coloured breakfast room. Good continental breakfast and a news paper.

Very happy with this motel.

  • Stayed November 2012
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1 Thank FenK
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Kyabram, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Stayed for 2 nights and could not have been happier. Very clean comfortable rooms. Extremely friendly host who could not have done more for us. Breakfast was fantastic with a great selection of cereals and toast etc.. Would highly recommend to families.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Susan L
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Shepparton
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We booked accommodation in Swan Hill after deciding on a spur of the moment trip to visit family. Booked through lastminute.com
Very warm welcome from the manager upon arrival. Upgraded room when we got there free of charge. The motel is quite dated but it was cheap, exceptionally clean and comfortable for our purpose. We arrived, dumped our bags and headed out. Got back to the room and basically just went to sleep. It's not the kind of room you'd spend all day in - but neither does it claim to be!
Bed was reasonably comfortable. Bathroom spotless with great water pressure and was nice and hot. Room smelled fresh.
Perfectly comfortable and I would stay there again. Especially with the current management (owner?) being so lovely and welcoming when we arrived. Only thing is the pillows weren't great. But we didn't look around the room for more (very late when we got back) and we didn't ask for different pillows so my rating hasn't changed because of that.
We didn't have breakfast so I don't know what it was like. It wasn't complimentary with our price and we chose to eat brekkie down on the river instead.
Even though it's on the HWY we didn't notice any traffic noise.
TV was new - good picture quality

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank seal_loves_holidays
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Sydney
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Dropped in as a pit-stop on my way back to Sydney from Adelaide. Booked via Wotif, delighted to receive a free upgrade on arrival. Room was spacious, perfectly clean, very comfortable. Quiet location, even though it's on the highway. Decent complementary brekky. And SUCH friendly hosts!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank T_Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

We had a 2 night stay here in a queen room, booked sight unseen through Wotif. On arrival we were very impressed with the room size and facilities. The room was very clean, tidy and the bed was comfortable (a bonus)! Some little extras supplied were shampoo, shower cap, large flat screen TV, free WiFi and daily servicing of the room. One thing I looked forward to every morning was the continental breakfast in the dining room, which is supplied in tarrif. A generous selection of teas, cereals, toast and spreads, fresh fruit, juices, coffee, even a morning newspaper. There was also a shared guest kitchen that came in handy when cleaning up from our nightly BBQ. BBQ facilities were there for guest use and free of charge. I would highly recommend this motel to any budget conscious traveller who doesn't want to skimp on comfort.
The owner/manager was very welcoming and helpful and it's obvious he puts a lot of effort into making your stay a pleasant one!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jenny B
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adelaide
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

my wife & i stayed overnight on 9-12-11 on the way back home to adelaide from a trip to mansfield .we are carefull on our selection of motels etc after some uncomfortable nights spent sitting on lousy lounges on the wrong angle in to small a room trying to watch a tv that
does not have a programe letalone instructions on how to operate the unit ,or trying to read
in bed with a headboard that hits you in the back of the neck with a light in it so your head is tilted down and most uncomfortable but not this motel. we were greeted with a, here is the
key check it out. we were most impressed with the presentation of the cleanliness the friendliness & the facilities of the whole complex and we aggree with the other reviews that cover what we have not mentioned great job will be back

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank phil e
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Property: Paddle Steamer Motel
Address: 5563 Murray Valley Highway | P.O. Box 469, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Swan Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Swan Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paddle Steamer Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Property details include - 20 rooms all "NON-SMOKING", AAA 3.5 Star rated, 60 seat buffet restaurant & bar ONLY in our considered "peak seasons", guests only use of huge salt water pool , guest laundry and childrens outdoor playground. We are located close to Pioneer Settlement, Murray River Cruises, Lake Boga, Wineries, Swan Hill Airport and we are just a short 3 min. Drive to centre of Swan Hill, approx. 3Km. There is a huge 82cm hd tv's, FREE wireless internet, reverse cycle air con. And ample parking for cars, trailers, buses & boats.Shared guest kitchens available. ... more   less 
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